At Derek L. Hall, PC, we salute men and women like you who have dedicated your lives to protecting and serving our country. In return for this sacrifice, our country has a duty to provide and care for you when you need it the most. However, if you have a service-related disabling condition, getting the veterans disability benefits you’re entitled to can be challenging and frustrating for many applicants.
The process of applying for VA disability benefits is often wrought with red-tape, complicated paperwork, medical documentation, and rejection. Many veterans are left wondering why it is so difficult to get the benefits they’re entitled to.
At Derek L. Hall, PC, we pride ourselves on aggressively fighting for the rights of those who so bravely fought for us. Our experienced legal team understands the ins and outs of the VA benefits system. With over 25 years of experience helping people across Mississippi, our Jackson veterans’ benefits attorneys are ready to help you cut through the confusion and secure the benefits deserve.
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The Importance of Your VA Disability Rating
The VA has a rating schedule that breaks down veterans’ disabilities into categories. This complex system uses things like diagnosis and codes to assign your disability a rating on the severity and what impact it has on your life.
The less severe the disability, the lower the rating. Ratings are measured in 10 percent increments from zero percent to 100 percent.
How does this rating impact you and your claim? Your monthly disability benefit will vary depending on your rating. The higher your rating, the higher the amount of your benefit.
The VA has a chart that outlines the amount of compensation you may expect to receive, depending on your rating and whether you have dependents. The formula for determining a disability rating is extremely complicated and can get more complex, depending on the nature of your injury or if you have multiple injuries. If you disagree with your rating, you may file an appeal.